Fundraising Software

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December 12, 2019

What you should know about school fundraising software

Fundraising supports co-curricular activities such as sports. the arts, or classroom necessities. With creative activities, comes the need for software with flexible capabilities. From walk-a-thons and peer-to-peer fundraising to charity galas or auctions, your school fundraising software should be able to handle it.

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charity golf tournament
December 5, 2019

Charity golf tournament key software features

Charity golf tournaments can bring in challenges but the fundraising technology powering one should be easy to use. When selecting a software, look for a simple solution so donors can pick up some clubs and focus on what truly matters – the mission and organization everyone is passionate about. 

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December 3, 2019

7 Fundraising Myths

I’m sure you’ve heard countless dos and don’ts of fundraising, and perhaps some of those align your organization’s practices. Additionally, most organizations have a decent handle on what their donors care about. And then there are myths. Here are a few of the most common fundraising myths, debunked.  

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November 19, 2019

Your questions, answered by our research on donor expectations

We wanted to know: where is the donor divide? Where are expectations misaligned between event planners and donors when it comes to fundraising events?
We conducted a research study and hosted a webinar to break down the facts. #GiveSmartPowerUP

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November 19, 2019

Tis the season of giving

As the year wraps up, you may be considering a Giving Tuesday or an end of the year push for donations. About 30% of all annual donations are made in the month of December, so why wouldn’t you want to get in on all that excitement?  

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October 18, 2019

Paddle Raise or Mobile Giving?

Many charity partners we work with have trouble with deciding whether to use a paddle…

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September 6, 2019

Marketing strategies to bring donors to your online donation page

Digital marketing strategies for nonprofits are all the rage — and for good reason. Online…

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August 8, 2019

Maximizing the ROI of Fundraising Auctions

Most nonprofits will plan one or two big events in a year, which puts the pressure on to maximize the ROI of fundraising auctions. Organizations need to find a multitude of ways to increase revenue streams to avoid leaving any money on the table. The following are some tips to help development teams create financially successful events and improve existing fundraising auctions.

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July 11, 2019

Developing good fundraising habits

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, GiveSmart hosted the first ‘Brooklyn Brainstorm’ at our office in New York City. We brought together members of New York’s nonprofit community to discuss ways to engage donors all year long. 

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nonprofit sustainability
June 13, 2019

Achieving nonprofit sustainability – financially

Achieving sustainability can be a difficult, yet important, topic to address for nonprofits. Today’s uncertain economy leads to unpredictable federal and state funding, making established channels of funding even more critical.  

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nonprofit impact
June 3, 2019

12 strategies to demonstrate the impact of your nonprofit

It can be tricky to outline strategies that demonstrate impact because the phrase, “social impact”…

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May 29, 2019

Nonprofit leaders in Brooklyn share donor engagement strategies

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, GiveSmart hosted the first ‘Brooklyn Brainstorm’ at our office in New York City. We brought together members of New York’s nonprofit community to discuss ways to engage donors all year long. 

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What our clients say

We needed a platform to make sales online and to track and display ads for our sponsors. GiveSmart was perfect. We ended up making close to $15,000 more than we had hoped for. Definite better ROI than we anticipated. The interface is easy to use and provides plenty of options to get help if needed.

Michelle M.

The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island

Using GS has created ease in auction bookkeeping, payments, and generating post-event thank you/tax letters. While we were online during COVID, our interactions with our GiveSmart via phone, email, and zoom were seamless. A representative always got back to us within the day. I would recommend GiveSmart to anyone doing a large online event.

Julie G.

MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

GiveSmart is highly flexible - you can use it for [a] simple registration and check-in, to full-scale galas with complex order forms, onsite upsells, live auctions, seating management, and more.

Jamie F.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

GiveSmart is easy to use and ideal for virtual events and can be used for in-person events to manage the silent auction, seating charts, and check-in to the event. Being able to use the platform for unlimited events within the contract year is very useful and being able to add other users and volunteers for different levels of access is helpful as well.

Dawn L.

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County